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Year 6S



Welcome to Year 6, and your final year with us here at Shavington Primary! We are so excited to get started on the year, and make it your best one yet. 

Your Teacher in 6S is Mrs Sweeney

Your Teaching Assistants in 6S are Mrs McGregor, Mrs Chapman and Mr Jones.





For our writing text, we will be exploring the text 'The Selfish Giant' by Oscar Wilde. We will be looking at creating a classic narrative. Our mastery key focus this half term will be: 

 * Distinguish between the language of speech and writing

* Recognise vocabulary and structures for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms.

* Use passive verbs

* ​Use semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses.  

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In guided reading, our focus text is 'Windrush Child' by Benjamin Zephaniah. We will also be exploring a variety of shorted texts using the Reading VIPERS principle, to aid with preparation for our assessments looking at the varying question types and techniques to answer these. 

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This half term in maths we will be beginning with the measurement unit looking at metric and imperial conversions. We will then be following this with decimals, percentages, measure (perimeter, area and volume), ratio & proportion and finally algebra. 


Topic and Science

We will be following up on our winter home/school enrichment offer by covering the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade, and looking at the experiences, as well as comparing locations associated with this period of history. In Science, we will be looking at Animals Including Humans, with a focus on the circulatory system, and recognising the impact of diet and exercise and the way our bodies function. 

PE Days

Our PE sessions are on TUESDAY and THURSDAY afternoons. Please ensure you come in your kit ready on these days. 

Water Bottles

All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.


Our PE days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On these days, we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.

Outdoor Shoes and Coats

Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.


Please also ensure your child has a pair of outdoor shoes as our play area is on the school field. We will be using the field as much as possible. 

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